"Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food & 40 Min. Chia Gel Remedy

KevinW_EnhancedLiving

"Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food & 40 Min. Chia Gel Remedy
« on September 30th, 2012, 09:14 AM »Last edited on February 18th, 2014, 07:15 PM
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KW






 Chia Seed / Chia Gel
The Ultimate Super Food & 40 Min. Chia Gel Remedy
What is Chia Seed?

What is Chia Seed? Well the most popular reaction has been..."Chia? ohhh, you mean like the Chia Pet?". Well now times are changing and people are becoming more aware of this incredible plant.

Chia Gel is a "complete" source of protein, providing all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form. It is also a high source of Omega 3 & 6's, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Chia Gel also contains "Lipids" usually only found in high levels in meat products. From an energetic standpoint, lipids are more valuable than proteins or carbs. Lipids contain 9 calories per gram.

• Chia has the highest known percentage of alpha-linolenic acid.
• Over 10x the amount of Lipids than most grains or seeds.
• More Omega 3 than any other known crop or fish oil with no fishy flavor.
• Extremely High Antioxidant content, always keeping it fresh.
• 2x the protein of any other seed or grain.
• 5x the calcium of milk, plus boron which is a trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones.
• 2x the amount of potassium as bananas.
• 3x more iron than spinach.
• Live Enzymes!
How do I make Chia Gel ?

The most common and beneficial way to eat Chia Seed is to first soak the Seeds. They can very rapidly absorb a large amount of liquid - between 9-12 times their volume, in under 10 minutes. This turns them into a Seed coated by a Gel consistency. This Gel contains all the nutrients, and the seed on the inside is now a fiber source.

Some people may find that Chia Gel has too much fiber for their diets. I have come up with a great method to remove the fiber and making Chia compatible for almost everyone. Somebody doing a fasting type diet could greatly benefit from this as well.



The 30 Min Chia Gel (Regular Method)



Ingredients:
1) 1-2 tsp Chia Seed
2) 1-2 Cups Water

Instructions:
1) Put 1-2 cups of water into a glass.
2) Add 1-2 tsp of Chia Seed into the water a stir gently.
3) Set a timer for 30 minutes.
4) Give the "Gentle" mixture one more gentle stir after 1-3 minutes to prevent clumping. If they club carefully separate them, I like to use my fingers so I can do my best to not damage the germinating seeds.

-It is ideal to drink the mixture between 25 and 30 min.
-Once you go over 35 min, you will start to begin to loose some of the antioxidants. Once you go over an hour you start to loose a lot of antioxidants and it will start to loose enzymes. Refrigerating will help slow this process. The other nutrients in the gel will stay good for about 3 weeks.

-Blending breaks up the fiber making it more compatible for everyone. Some people find that the seed in whole state can be harder to digest, blending resolves this.
-The blended mixture can now optionally be strained threw a nut milk bag or paint straining bag to remove the fiber.
-This blending and straining process can provided accelerated absorption and healing in the body. Nutrients stick to fiber, so removing the fiber could provide to be useful.
-Someone doing a fast type diet may want to try this method, or try a Chia Gel fast.

Recommended Dosage:
•Repeat 3-5 times a day or more if removing fiber.

Directions:
•Take on an empty stomach or after food.
•Keep away from heat to keep all enzymes intact.
•Follow with 2-3 cups of water.



The 40 min Chia Remedy (Advanced Healing)



This method is ideal for people that have leaky gut or a less than optimal digestive track.

Ingredients: 1) 1 tsp Chia Seed
2) 1 Cup Water
3) .5 tsp Terramin Clay http://www.californiaearthminerals.com

Instructions:
1) Put 1 cups of water into a glass.
2) Add the Terramin Clay to water and mix.
3) Add 1 tsp of Chia Seed into the water a stir gently.
4) Set a timer for 40 minutes.
5) Give the "Gentle" mixture one more gentle stir after 1-3 minutes to prevent clumping. If they club carefully separate them, I like to use my fingers so I can do my best to not damage the germinating seeds.
-After the Chia Seeds have soaked for 40 minutes we have a seed/fiber, surrounded by a Gel of nutrients.
6) Put the prepared Chia Gel from step 6 into a blender
9) Blend on Med-Low for 10 Seconds.
10) Strain threw a Nut Milk Bag or Paint straining bag (Found at any paint store).
11)This Blended and Emulsified drink is best on an empty stomach.

-Blending breaks up the fiber making it more compatible for everyone. Some people find that the seed in whole state can be harder to digest, blending resolves this. Nutrients stick to fiber, so removing the fiber is very useful for full absorption.
-This blending and straining process will provided accelerated healing in the body and incredible amounts of nourishment for all its organs and cells.
-Someone doing a fast type diet may want to try this method.
-This drink can be consumed anytime and up to 2 hours with little loss of nutrients when refrigerated. After 4 hours you will begin to loose the antioxidants and enzymes. The rest of the nutrients will last for 1 days, but best to drink before 6 hours.

Recommended Dosage:
•Repeat 4-12 times a day.

Directions:
•Take on an empty stomach or after food.
•Keep away from heat to keep all enzymes intact.

Amazing Facts and Uses of Chia Gel

Regeneration
Chia aids rapid development of tissue, due to its incredible nutrient profile and easy assimilation. It can be very beneficial for those healing from injuries, people like bodybuilders who are always re-forming tissues and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Antioxidants
One advantage of chia is that because it has such a high antioxidant content, the seeds stay stable for much longer, whereas flax, for example, may turn rancid. Chia seeds can easily be stored dry for 4-5 years without deterioration in flavor, odor or nutritional value. You can substitute chia in any recipe that calls for flax.

Absorb and Retain Water
Due to the exceptional water-absorption quality of chia, it can help you prolong hydration and retain electrolytes, especially during exertion.

Chia is highly 'hydrophilic' - the seeds absorb water and create a mucilaginous gel. They can hold 9-12 times their weight in water and they absorb it very rapidly - in under 10 minutes.

Intestinal Broom
Chia seeds bulk up, then work like an incredible digestive broom, sweeping through your intestinal tract, helping to dislodge and eliminate old accumulated waste in the intestines. Many people find their stools also become more regular once they eat chia.

Versatile
Chia can be used in so many kinds of recipes - savoury, sweet - it works with anything. You might want to try them in salad dressings, granola mixes, smoothies, crackers, juices and so on.

Mild Taste
The taste of chia is very mild and pleasant. That means you can easily combine it with other foods without changing the taste dramatically. People add chia to their sauces, drinks, smoothies and more. The flavor is retained, plus more nutrition is added

Gluten-Free
Chia seed protein contains no gluten. This makes it ideal for anyone with a gluten sensitivity or simply wanting to find a replacement for gluten-containing grains like wheat, barley and rye.

The 'Dieter's Dream Food'
Chia has been called a dieter's dream food because when added to foods, it bulks them up, displacing calories and fat without diluting the flavor. Thus, someone can eat a typical serving, yet only consume about half the calories they might have eaten, because the food has been bulked up with chia.

Easy to Digest
Whole, water-soaked chia seeds are easily digested and absorbed. Their tiny dinosaur-egg-like shells break down quickly. They feel light in the body, yet energizing. Their nutrients can be quickly assimilated into the body.

Inexpensive
Chia is a very reasonably priced, concentrated food.
Example:
1lb bags cost $8. 1/3 cup of dry chia seeds (2 ounces) makes about 17 ounces of chia gel. This costs about $1. Depending on how much gel you use, those 17oz will likely last, on average, about four days. That is about 25cents a day.
What are Lipids?


Resources

Not many chia books exist on the market, this is the best i have found.


www.amazon.com/Chia-Rediscovering-Forgotten-Crop-Aztecs/
Chia and Flax

Flax is a commonly known source of Omega-3's and Fiber .
Raw "Unsprouted" flax contains a toxin on the surface that prevents it by being digested by animals. So if a bird were to eat it, it could still be pooped out and still grow a plant. The only way to remove this toxin is by chemicals, or by sprouting the seed.
Ground "sprouted" flax is ideal for consuming for the nutritional value, but I still recommend using raw ground flax for its fiber content. Psyllium is not a good fiber source since most of it is sprayed with chemicals. So Flax is usually the better option
*Chia does not contain this toxin found in Flax. Chia does not have any known allergens.

This was a test conducted in the Chia book above: They fed chickens Omega sources to produce Omega-3 Enriched Eggs. Chickens were fed either Chia, Flax, Fish oil, or Sea Weed. The flax and fish can cause problems like a fishy smell in the eggs. Chia does not have this issue.
Chickens fed "Chia" had eggs with 5 x The amount of omega 3.
Chia as a Ancient Remedy

In the traditional cultures that consumed chia (like the Aztecs and Mayans), it was regarded as a valuable medicine. It was used in myriad ways - from cleaning the eyes to helping heal wounds, topically, to relieving joint pain and so on. It was considered extremely valuable for healing.

Some other benefits of eating Chia Gel are:
-Provides Energy
-Boosts Strength
-Strengthens Endurance
-Regulates Blood Sugar
-Balanced Weight Loss
-Aids Intestinal Regularity

Conditions that can be supported by Chia Gel are:
-Out of Balance Body
-Thyroid Imbalances
-Hypoglycemia
-Diabetes
-Lowering Cholesterol
-IBS
Chia Recipes

Chia will absorb anything - it doesn't have to soak in water. Try soaking it in things like apple juice or chocolate almond milk for example.

Chia Chocolate Pudding
-1 Cup Water
-2-3 tsp Chia Seed
-Add Cacao Powder and a sweeter like maple syrup to the water to taste.
-Add Chia to water and stir after 2-4 min.
-Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and enjoy.

Chia Fresca
-2 tsp chia seeds
-10oz pure water
-juice of one lemon or lime
-agave syrup or raw honey to taste
This is still a popular drink in modern-day Mexico. Simply stir the ingredients together, allow to soak for 25 min and enjoy.

Chia Gel Muesli
-1 cup of basic chia gel
-2 bananas, mashed with a fork
-1 Tbsp lucuma powder
-1/4 cup raisins
-1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
Mix together the ingredients in a bowl with a fork and eat.

spinducor

RE: "Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food + Coconut Oil (Lipid Absorbtion)
« Reply #1, on April 18th, 2013, 04:40 AM »Last edited on April 19th, 2013, 02:21 AM by spinducor
The exposure to noisy electrical fields and chemicals everywhere in the world today,  should encourage more personal study of diet. At age 64, i attribute my good health to continuous interest in "whole foods". To keep it simple:  As much as possible, buying food with "nothing added, nothing removed"....  (It is hard to define 'natural or organic anymore, so this simple rule is my main guide. Honest , comprehensive study of peer reviewed, non-disinfo is the challenge. Better health is the reward ;)

Chia &/or flax are excellent for smoothies, but in my area the bulk flax seems to save a little on costs. Coconut oil is fantastic for enriching the flavor and replacing dairy cream habits....  Smoothies are an invigorating breakfast.... Fruit and nuts (dried, frozen or fresh) add so many nutrients and flavors to smoothies. We have a 30+ year grape vine with seeds, (seeds are indicated for cancer prevention, BTW). A minimum of one horsepower blender motor is needed for smoothies having seeds and dried ingredients.  My favorite choices for added protein are pre cooked soy &/or spirulina or hemp-meal.... Adding cocoa covers over any less than ideal tastes of the "health food". We humans get fixated on a variety of detrimental foods and flavorings. So i tend to choose only beneficial foods, not depleting foods.  Herbs like mint help flavor too. Another great herb of the north is meadowsweet which actually soothes inflammation, for us older people. (The type of natural inflammation which i'd call code-errors, of the immune system).   In cold weather i use fresh brewed variety teas for the smoothies, as a total replacement for coffee, (a huge upgrade really)-- Such smoothies out performs coffee and one can achieve low-acid conditions and therefore  reduce the stresses modern life.  Over the years, i've occasionally tried coffee again-- I should say tested coffee to see if it energized me-- No it did not! Which proves to me that nutrition is the best energy source.

So energize with the best  ;-)


KevinW_EnhancedLiving

RE: "Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food + Coconut Oil (Lipid Absorbtion)
« Reply #2, on April 22nd, 2013, 09:28 PM »Last edited on October 9th, 2013, 08:07 PM by KevinW_EnhancedLiving
Quote from spinducor on April 18th, 2013, 04:40 AM
The exposure to noisy electrical fields and chemicals everywhere in the world today,  should encourage more personal study of diet. At age 64, i attribute my good health to continuous interest in "whole foods". To keep it simple:  As much as possible, buying food with "nothing added, nothing removed"....  (It is hard to define 'natural or organic anymore, so this simple rule is my main guide. Honest , comprehensive study of peer reviewed, non-disinfo is the challenge. Better health is the reward ;)

Chia &/or flax are excellent for smoothies, but in my area the bulk flax seems to save a little on costs. Coconut oil is fantastic for enriching the flavor and replacing dairy cream habits....  Smoothies are an invigorating breakfast.... Fruit and nuts (dried, frozen or fresh) add so many nutrients and flavors to smoothies. We have a 30+ year grape vine with seeds, (seeds are indicated for cancer prevention, BTW). A minimum of one horsepower blender motor is needed for smoothies having seeds and dried ingredients.  My favorite choices for added protein are pre cooked soy &/or spirulina or hemp-meal.... Adding cocoa covers over any less than ideal tastes of the "health food". We humans get fixated on a variety of detrimental foods and flavorings. So i tend to choose only beneficial foods, not depleting foods.  Herbs like mint help flavor too. Another great herb of the north is meadowsweet which actually soothes inflammation, for us older people. (The type of natural inflammation which i'd call code-errors, of the immune system).   In cold weather i use fresh brewed variety teas for the smoothies, as a total replacement for coffee, (a huge upgrade really)-- Such smoothies out performs coffee and one can achieve low-acid conditions and therefore  reduce the stresses modern life.  Over the years, i've occasionally tried coffee again-- I should say tested coffee to see if it energized me-- No it did not! Which proves to me that nutrition is the best energy source.

So energize with the best  ;-)
Hi spinducor,

The price of chia is not really that expensive. When you soak them in water they grow to about 10x the size. A small $12 bag of chia lasts us well over a month.

I like Flax seed for its fiber, but lacks nutrition in important areas. If you consider Flax Oil for instance, it is usually rancid by the time you get it since flax does not contain antioxidants. If you are purchasing a flax oil product it should have some type of antioxidant added to it to keep it fresh.

On the other hand Chia has a super long shelf life and contains natural antioxidants to keep it fresh.

Next chia gel and just about all sprouts have all the amino acids(basic protein building block) that your body need. No need for soy. Especially GMO stuff is scary business.

Look up lipids, if you would like to get more technical about what else chia provides.

Some spirulina and seaweed products could actually contain unsafe levels of radiation. Watch where it is coming from. East Coast Nova Scotia seaweed is pretty clean. A good iodide substitute is Barley and Wheat Grass.

Once again the Chia seed must be soak 25 min and turned into gel to work properly.

Kevin

Lynx

RE: "Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food + Coconut Oil (Lipid Absorbtion)
« Reply #3, on September 13th, 2013, 10:30 AM »
Thanks Kevin, most interesting
RE: "Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food - 25 Min. Chia Gel Remedy
« Reply #4, on October 10th, 2013, 10:21 AM »
Hi Kevin,
I just bought a package of Chia seeds and I'm wondering about the 25 minutes you're referring to here, should you slowly zip it down during the full 25 minutes, is that the idea here?
The reason for asking is I found the advice to first mix the seeds with water, let it sit for a while, give it a stir now and then and when you see that the seeds don't fall down to the bottom of the glass anymore it's time to drink it all at once.
http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=7366.msg93706#msg93706

KevinW_EnhancedLiving

RE: "Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food - 25 Min. Chia Gel Remedy
« Reply #5, on October 16th, 2013, 11:35 AM »Last edited on October 26th, 2013, 01:41 PM by KevinW_EnhancedLiving
Quote from Lynx on October 10th, 2013, 10:21 AM
Hi Kevin,
I just bought a package of Chia seeds and I'm wondering about the 25 minutes you're referring to here, should you slowly zip it down during the full 25 minutes, is that the idea here?
The reason for asking is I found the advice to first mix the seeds with water, let it sit for a while, give it a stir now and then and when you see that the seeds don't fall down to the bottom of the glass anymore it's time to drink it all at once.
http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=7366.msg93706#msg93706
Yes that is the Idea to drink it between 25-30min. Once you go over 30 min, you will start to loose a little Omega absorption. Once you go over an hour you start to loose a lot of Omega absorption.

I will talk more about the Lecithin part soon. It makes a big difference and improves the Omega absorption big time, but saying that it only does one thing, limits it a lot. Just ordered a good book on Lecithin.

Here is a quick cut and paste:
http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/alter/20031204/msgs/290885.html
"Lecithin is an emulsifier....it permits the mixing of liquids that would otherwise not mix.

When you make mayonnaise, you use egg yolk (lecithin source) to allow the vinegar and oil to blend without separating out. Otherwise you'd have something like a more classic salad dressing, which you have to shake vigorously every time you use it, or you just get the oil off the top.

Same thing goes with food in your intestines. Your gall bladder secretes a number of emulsifiers to assist in the uptake of fatty acids (one of them being cholesterol, by the way). That's why I specifically mention taking fish oil with your fattiest meal of the day.....there may not be enough fat in the fish oil alone to trigger maximal gall bladder secretions, but if there's lots of fat in the meal, the fish oil gets maximal exposure to the gall secretions.

So, taking lecithin with fish oil may help. It certainly cannot hurt. You needn't take lecithin caps, as the soya lecithin granules are much cheaper, and provide other stuff as well, besides phosphatidylcholine.

Lar "


This is the stuff i use but it needs to be emulsified with some water before hand, (Still refining the process) then you add a few drops to the water before chia.
http://www.bluemountainorganics.com/by-brand/love-raw-foods/super-foods/sunflower-lecithin-16-oz
"Liquid sunflower seed lecithin contains a high level of choline, which breaks up cholesterol in the body and it is vital for the proper functioning of the brain. Sunflower lecithin is useful in maintaining normal cholesterol levels as part of a low cholesterol diet and is also a rich source of phosphatidylcholine for the prevention of gallstones. The high levels of choline are necessary for healthy liver and brain function. Sunflower lecithin is great when added to smoothies, soups and sauces. It also is very useful as a thickening agent. "



Lynx

RE: "Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food - 25 Min. Chia Gel Remedy
« Reply #6, on October 16th, 2013, 12:26 PM »
Kudos, mucho thanks Kevin
I'm glad we have a health ambassador who opensources remedies to help us in our quest for good health and long lives.

KevinW_EnhancedLiving

RE: "Chia Seed" The Ultimate Super Food & 40 Min. Chia Gel Remedy
« Reply #7, on December 15th, 2013, 08:30 AM »Last edited on December 15th, 2013, 08:31 AM by KevinW_EnhancedLiving
The 40 min Chia Remedy (Advanced Healing)

This method is ideal for people that need speeded healing for most diseases and for people that may have a less than optimal digestive track. For example the pancreas and liver which provides substances that break down food for absorption.



Ingredients:
1) 1 tsp Chia Seed
2) 1 Cup Water
3) .5 tsp Terramin Clay http://www.californiaearthminerals.com



Instructions:
1) Put 1 cups of water into a glass.
2) Add the Terramin Clay to water and mix.
3) Add 1 tsp of Chia Seed into the water a stir gently.
4) Set a timer for 40 minutes.
5) Give the "Gentle" mixture one more gentle stir after 1-3 minutes to prevent clumping. If they club carefully separate them, I like to use my fingers so I can do my best to not damage the germinating seeds.
-After the Chia Seeds have soaked for 40 minutes we have a seed/fiber, surrounded by a Gel of nutrients.
6) Put the prepared Chia Gel from step 6 into a blender
9) Blend on Med-Low for 10 Seconds.
10) Strain threw a Nut Milk Bag or Paint straining bag (Found at any paint store).
11)This Blended and Emulsified drink is best on an empty stomach.

-Blending breaks up the fiber making it more compatible for everyone. Some people find that the seed in whole state can be harder to digest, blending resolves this. Nutrients stick to fiber, so removing the fiber is very useful for full absorption.
-This blending and straining process will provided accelerated healing in the body and incredible amounts of nourishment for all its organs and cells.
-Someone doing a fast type diet may want to try this method.
-This drink can be consumed anytime and up to 2 hours with little loss of nutrients when refrigerated. After 4 hours you will begin to loose the antioxidants and enzymes. The rest of the nutrients will last for 1 days, but best to drink before 6 hours.


Recommended Dosage:
•Repeat 4-12 times a day.


Directions:
•Take on an empty stomach or after food.
•Keep away from heat to keep all enzymes intact.